• Breezy Breezy
    December 20, 2009
    What can I do about back of the neck pain?
    Breezy Breezy
    December 20, 2009

    I'm having difficulty turning my head, stiffness in my neck, and my ears are popping. It also hurts when I lift my head. Does anyone know what I can do about it?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    December 20, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    December 20, 2009

    There can be a number of different causes for neck and head pain.  You don't mention how long you've been experiencing these symptoms.  If they are new symptoms and you also have a fever or nausea, you need to see a doctor right away to rule out the possibility of meningitis. 

     

    If you've had the symptoms for quite awhile, there are several possibilities including, but not limited to, muscle spasm, pinched nerve, arthritis, or cervical spondylosis.  You'll need to see a doctor who can examine you, take your medical history and perhaps do some tests to pinpoint what is causing your pain.  Until you get an appointment, you might try using our Symptom Checker to see if you can narrow down the possibilities.


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